One avenue of resolution that is often utilized by divorcing couples is private NJ divorce mediation. Though this is typically a more cooperative and peaceful process, it is important to consult with a lawyer before deciding on any approach to handling your divorce. The Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC provides effective mediation services that help couples move past this trying time in the most efficient way possible. Acting as a neutral third party, we can facilitate constructive negotiation sessions centered around a common goal of avoiding litigation and moving on to something better, quickly and quietly. Contact our firm to provide you with the information you need and help you make an educated decision about whether to proceed with mediation or explore an alternative method of reaching an end to your divorce. If you need a mediator, our firm is ready to work with both parties. Contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC for a consultation to discuss your legal matter and explore the practicality of divorce mediation.
What are the benefits of mediation?
There are a number of litigants or potential litigants gravitating toward New Jersey mediation due to the following positive benefits that New Jersey mediation has to offer:
- Voluntary: In private divorce mediation, both parties are willing participants who want to be engaged in the process of working towards a potential resolution. You will be allowed to work towards making all of the decisions throughout the mediation process.
- Confidential: All New Jersey mediations, whether private or court-mandated, take place in a confidential setting. This ensures that the settlement discussions and negotiated positions revealed by each party never reach the judge, courtroom, or court papers. Both parties are therefore free to openly offer reasonable settlement terms and talk about sensitive issues that would otherwise be avoided in a more public setting.
- Neutral: In both the private mediation process and the court-mandated New Jersey mediation, the mediator’s role is to remain impartial with no vested interest in either party’s position. After understanding both parties’ positions, the mediator will assist in facilitating a reasonable agreement between the parties.
- Efficient: Mediation is often cheaper and takes less time than protracted litigation. Mediation can take a few sessions to conclude, which, depending on the circumstances, can be within a month or two. Many people wait longer for the court to issue a divorce decree than it takes to conclude the process of mediation. In addition, couples can save the money spent on separate litigators and court fees.
- Nonbinding: No agreement reached during the course of the mediation session is initially subject to enforcement until the final settlement contract is signed by both parties.
- Collaborative: During a mediation session, the mediator’s goal is to assist the parties in working together to reach an amicable resolution that suits their needs and the needs of their family. When couples settle their own conflict during mediation, it tends to reduce the tension between the parties, which helps preserve the relationships, strengthen co-parenting, and provides a greater likelihood of compliance with the agreement(s).
Contact an experienced mediator
Whether you are contemplating a divorce in the state of New Jersey or involved in a complicated family dispute, mediation is often the most economical, efficient, and amicable way to resolve your issues. Our firm deeply believes in the process. If you are interested in knowing more, contact our firm to discuss your legal matter.